As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m headed to the 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend. Although that requires some registration and the paying of fees and whatnot, there is a great event that is free and open to the public.
There will be a book signing on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Check out the list of science fiction and fantasy authors; there are a ton of big names. You can bring your own books or buy copies on site. I won’t say who I’m particularly eager to see, but based on the book reviews I’ve posted on this site, I’m sure you have a few guesses. My only question is do the authors want to sign Kindles?
Anyway, even if you can’t make it to the Nebulas, if you are in the greater DC area, try to come to the book signing tomorrow evening.
Today will be another double-post day. Regular programming will resume shortly, but I wanted to make a short announcement first. Tonight, 8/31/11, at 7pm EST, Drew Magary will be signing his debut novel THE POSTMORTAL at Politics & Prose.
Drew (@drewmagary) writes for Deadspin, Kissing Suzy Kolber, GQ, Maxim, and NBC, among other places. Drew’s blogging style has been described as “salty” by others. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m a fan of his snarky, crude jokes about sports and office life.
THE POSTMORTAL is a dystopian science fiction novel about the consequences of discovering a cure for aging. With immortality comes a ton of new problems. The novel is told through short news clips and journal entries, which seems fitting given Magary’s blogging. And, of course there’s snark and sex and violence. So far, the book is getting very good reviews, and I look forward to meeting Magary and reading his book. If you’re in the area, and can make it, come to the signing.